I’ve made very little secret of the fact that Donald Trump is, in my book, one of the best damned Presidents ever.
Ever, if not THE BEST (since Raegan, who is also a close contender).
And with good reason.
Of course, this invited criticism from many quarters, most notably the China tom tommers, an idiotic group (and usually made up of losers incarnate) that find every opportunity to tom tom the evil CCP regime, and IGNORE the evils it has perpetrated (and continues to do so) all over the world.
And while there were a fair bit of these in my own personal contact list (given my long history with mainland China that is to be expected, I cut them ALL out of my list early on this year).
Well, my piece on CUTTING losers OUT of your life should explain it . . .
It’s insane, but some people still get pulled into the “Chinese girls are easy” and “cheap beer” lure and think that’s the way it’s going to remain forever!
Anyway, I could wax lyrical about all that, but the above two pieces do a pretty good job of explaining exactly who the tom tommers are, and why you should cut ‘em out of your life pronto (and btw, this goes for tom tommers of any nature!).
Anyway . . .
Donald Trump is known and has been known for saying it like it is – a trait that I much admire, and something I’ve lived my entire life on the basis upon.
The nail that sticks out often gets hammered the most, my friend.
So said Uncle Bob, a close friend of yore . . .
So be it, Uncle Bob (but you’re right!).
My friend Vincent, a U.S. (former) Marine once made the following comment to me when I asked him this.
“If there was a competition between Trump and myself in terms of SAYING it like is - -who would win hands down?”
“Probably Trump”, I continued, laughing.
My friend laughed too.
“Maybe, but it’s by no means a foregone conclusion”.
The year was 2018, I believe. Yes, 2018 . . . or perhap the end of 2017. No, was 2018 . . .
And we hadn’t heard of a certain Mike Pompeo by then . . .
This guy (especially as of late) is emerging as a very strong contendor!
Not only does he say it like it is, but he says it like he MEANS it.
One look at Pompeo (and one read of what he says) is ENOUGH to convince you that THIS MAN truly says things he feels strongly about, and believes in!
He believes in a cause, and while so does Trump, the sheer candor and verve (not to mention the WRITING STYLE) with which Pompeo expresses himself, boldly and unafraid is what endears him to me.
I’ve often been noted for my brazen and UNAPOLOGETIC style in terms of saying it like is.
And as Pompeo (as of late, again) launched into factual yet scathing criticisms of what is wrong with the world today (notably a certain rogue nation), I have this to say – if the man wanted to be a writer, he damned well could be!
HIS writing is one that really impresses me, as his statements do.
While Trump issues off the cuff comments (and don’t get me wrong, he too says it like it IS) – Pompeo takes things to another level in terms of keeping it real and really BACKING up what he says in terms of FACTS!
And those facts make it impossible for people to argue with him, especially the Chinese and the tom tommers (pretty much the only people left in the world now along with certain leftists who are still CCP apologists).
Those FACTS also make it easier for him to be hated.
The Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson (an utter nutter if there ever was one) once made a comment along the lines of “We want Trump to get reelected since you unite China against Trump”.
An idiotic and inane statement if ever, but if there is one person they can’t say much about or against, it’s Pompeo.
And it’s the same thing with me.
It’s NO secret that a LOT of people don’t like me.
It’s NO secret that a lot of people hate my guts (as Michael once told me all those years ago, hehe).
And it’s no secret that I piss a lot of people off for saying it like is (I once made a comment about a restaurant in China being expensive - - at the age of 24 - - a long, long time ago, and I still remember the hate directed at me for making what was a FACTUAL statement).
True hate only comes when you’re saying it like is, my friend, and those facts hit home.
And in terms of fitness, I’ve been known for saying it like it is as well.
Here are some FACTS that make people want to “pick me up” and “throw me out of the window” :
- If you’re fat, you’re FAT my friend. If you’ve got a massive belly hanging down over your pants, and can bench a somewhat decent amount, that doesn’t make you fit or even strong in all regards. You’re FAT. It’s just as simple as that, the same as if you were skinny !!
- I’ve written about that before, of course. And on that note, YES, big guys can do pull-ups, and if you can’t chances are excellent and second to none that you are a bonafide lardass bar NONE.
- Bodyweight exercises DO build strength, and a ton of it. The fact that you can’t do them in high reps doesn’t mean they don’t and for FACTS to back this up . . . well, I believe I’ve written about that as well before, no?
- If you’re sitting around doing nothing with your life, and making no attempt to change “what is” (and instead be content with a life of mediocrity in all regards), then you are . . . well, mediocre. There ain’t no two ways around that!
- If you’re wasting time all day on social media, and yet have no time to improve your OWN life, or at least START ,then you’re even more of a loser.
- If you’ve got a weak grip, then you’re not strong my friend. TRUE strongmen have grips of steel, and if you don’t believe me, ask whoever you DO believe, and you’ll see what I mean.
And so forth.
Oh, and pushups DO trump the bench press any day of the week, hehe. That should probably be #1 up there! ?
Last, but not least, what next, you ask?
Well, perhaps I’ll ask Vincent who would win the “3 way in terms of brutal honesty between Trump, Pompeo and myself”.
We’ll see how that goes, hehe.
For now, it’s adios - - and if you workout today - - make it a super one!
So, as I was working out with my daughter in the park today, a gentleman made the above comment.
I believe I made a comment in the last email (or one of them at any rate) that I was NOT going to let the “sheeple”, or other members of my family dictate to me how to interact with or other take my daughter out for exercise (sorely needed to be honest!).
We already workout together doing a lot of Kiddie Fitness, and over the past few days I’ve been taking her for my workout #2 as well.
Along with me.
This plan threw a snag due to some going on’s with my S.O., but not for long.
And as an Indian gentleman walking nearby saw us (he shows up there daily for his evening walk I believe), he made the above comment.
“Hell yes! Finally, and it’s much needed! After all we have to stop being scared SOMETIME!”
He nodded in agreement.
“Ive got two young ones at home”, he said.
“Yes, and these young kids are going BONKERS sitting at home”, I said. “Going berserk more like it!”
And they are, my friend. They ARE.
“The *bleep* Chinese willingly spread this all over the world”, I continued. “Maybe if they had actually bothered to stop it when they first discovered it instead of willingly and knowingly infect everyone” . . .
“And now what” I continued.
“At some point people have to STOP being scared”
“How long are you going to buy into the panic”, I asked.
The gentleman was listening intently, hanging on to my words, and agreeing as well.
“I completely agree!”
And we bid “adieu” to each other as he went home with his wife, and I hope he’ll bring his two kids out to play tomorrow night too. In the meantime, I was getting my daughter doing timed holds on the pull-up bar . . . a makeshift one, hehe.
Basically she was hanging on to the rod that joins the swing set, and Papa was doing his pull-ups, slow and steady, up and down.
And after I took her home, I returned to the park, and had another great rope jumping workout.
Another personal record. Another day.
Spain, and a few other countries are starting to open up.
Eventually, so will the rest of the world - - there will be no choice!
And in a funny quirk of fate, the rogue nation that knowingly released the damn virus into the world is seemingly NEVER being able to get rid of the virus fully.
They tom tommed their successes galore, but the fact is that it spread from Wuhan to Harbin and now apparently Beijing again.
Good news, although the so called “second wave” is apparently rising, panic is falling in general.
And ANGER towards the PERPETRATOR of all this is rising, and not just in Asia. Not just Japan, ‘Nam, India, or any of the rest.
Anger is rising globally, and provided we USE that anger CONSTRUCTIVELY, it’s a good thing.
Don’t get mad. Or rather, do . . . and then get EVEN!
And that’s the only thing I have to say on that front.
Alright, my friend. I’m out for now. Back soon!
P.S. – Here is where you can pick up some superb stay-at-home workouts for your kids that they CAN do at home, and that will leave them feeling great, and full of PEP, vigor and ENERGY – https://0excusesfitness.com/kiddie-fitness/
P.S #2 – More and more people are DITCHING their silly little face masks.
When my daughter was about 3 (I believe, or maybe 4), there was a guy in her class that was repeatedly “harassing” her and a lot of other students (as much as a slightly older 4 year old can harass)
One fine day, I went to pick up my daughter from school.
The two were talking, apparently happily so.
OK . . .
Suddenly, out of the blue, the guy whacked my daughter. Hard.
She looked at me and started crying.
His father was there, and he stared at me, and did nothing. Didn’t even reprimand his child.
I just had to speak up.
“Honey, slap him back”
“What” my daughter wailed.
“Hit him back. Now!” I said sternly. “Papa is right here with you!”
She stepped forward, hit the much bigger guy, and HE started wailing, and his dad took him away.
And that was the end of that. I’ve never heard any complaints from here about him again!
I was bullied a lot in school myself, so when I see something like this happening, especially to my daughter, my hackles rise. And rightly so. Bullies should not and cannot be tolerated!
This sort of bullying when the person grows up leads to OTHER and more serious crimes as an adult.
If you were to look at the histories of most psychopathic killers, you’ll see one thing.
They were either bullies in school, or (in some cases) they GOT bullied repeatedly. Not good either way!
In terms of yours truly and the bullying suffered by me in school, unfortunately I didn’t receive much support at home. If anything, my mother often put me down (when I was trying to get stronger) with statements like “He thinks he’s too strong!” and while that wasn’t her conscious intention to do so (in her mind she was just making a remark which didn’t affect me), the result was the same.
Zero confidence in many regards growing up, not to mention my family has never been the physical sort. Always the “solve it via non-violence” sort, and that’s not a good thing always. IN fact, I can remember a coupla instances where I really got it at home for striking . . . BACK at someone who was badgering up and down and taking him to the cleaners.
I still remember that gorilla grip around his neck, hehe, that caused his Dad to show up at school and complain.
Of course, when I got my eye busted in school did anyone show up to complain?
No way, Jose.
Anyway, enough of that.
In Rocky V, the upstart boxer gorging on Adrian’s sphagetti the first night in Rocky’s place had THIS to say when he saw his kid come back from school with massive bruises on his cheek (from a school bully that punched him, took his jacket and lunch money).
His mom was the pacifist sort.
“I’ll go to school and complain!”
“No, Mom, don’t” replied the kid irritably and I can understand why . . .
And the upstart pipes up.
“Just hit him. Pop him like a balloon, and he’ll go away”.
What do you mean, asks kid.
“Well, when I was growing up my Dad once beat me so hard I could barely walk for two days. And every time I got into the boxing ring thereafter, when I see my opponent in front of me, I see my Dad. Kinda sick, but it works for me!”
(That’s the sum and substance of it, and for the verbatim comment, you may want to check out the movie, hehe).
But the point stands.
Pop the bullies, and hit them where it hurts, and they usually go away in a hurry, never to return.
Other hand, if you take it, and don’t fight back, guess what happens.
You get more of the same.
And as a certain rogue nation continues to act like a rogue with its neighbors, most notably India, this is something the Indian think tank should bear in mind when finally replying to them (which they will - - matter of time now if the rogue actor – well said Pompeo! – isn’t brought to heel soon).
And that’s that for this post, my friend.
In terms of fitness, if you want to get in the sort of SHAPE it would take to whip bullies into submission, go right here to get on the 0 Excuses Fitness System – https://0excusesfitness.com/0excusesfitnessystem/
Lots of men think that “it’s the modern day world” and they don’t need to be strong and fit like their ancestors. And if you’re part of that think tank, I think - - and know - - you’re WRONG.
I wrote about 2020 being the year of the survivor, and the way events have transpired until now? You be the judge!
September will truly be a month of reckoning though. Let’s see how it goes!
P.S. – The best damned course on pushups has been getting rave reviews. Go right here to grab it -https://0excusesfitness.com/pushup-central/
I don’t know if I’ve written on this before but keeping up with the Jones (or as the Brits from what I understand said it) – the “Joneses”, hehe, is a habit that the vast majority of sheeple out there have and is best AVOIDED.
I HAVE written about it before, I think.
Anyway, for whatever reason, as I watched my wife boil eggs this afternoon, something came to mind.
Wayyyyy back in the day in 2009 I believe yours truly bought a flat screen T.V. (those were apparently the rage back then).
45 inch IIRC or I think 58. I really can’t remember, even though it’s sitting right in front of me right now!
Now, you on this list know the sort of relationship yours truly has with his parents (and as for my wife, apparently ZERO relationship after we got married against her family’s wishes – boy I Could write tomes – and an entire “Bollywood” movie probably on that, hehe) . . .
But at that point, the relationship wasn’t -5 on a 1 to 10 level as it is now. It was at 1, perhaps . . . for a reason you will understand soon.
So when talking to my Dad I tell him we bought a T.V.!
“Great”, he says.
And nothing else, and then the conversation ended shortly thereafter.
A few days later, he calls me up out of the blue.
“We bought a new T.V too!” he triumphantly said as if it were a competition.
And as if it was a GOOD thing. I can tell you one damned thing the TV in my apartment right NOW is NOT working, and I have NO plans to get it repaired. Ugh, if there is something I hate more than anything it’s the inane nonsense that goes on all day long on the boob tube!
Sure, it does on mobile phones as well, but at least those have headphones (when my beloved wife actually uses them, hehe).
“Ours is 2 inches bigger than yours!” I still remember him saying
My first instinct was to tell him – Dad – who CARES?
Way back in the day when I was a kid, I was afflicted with this syndrome as well. Growing up, we had like one air conditioning unit at home, while friends had three.
Those old window A/C’s . . . hehe.
And I told my Dad once “Their house has three A/C’s! Ours only has one”.
Being I was seven years old at the time he got back with a sage response saying “It doesn’t matter how many A/C’s they have! What matters is how well you do in your studies!”
OK, fair enough. And yet, years later . . .
Back to 2011 (or 2010?? Can’t remember?), when yours truly bought a dishwasher for his wife, it was something UNHEARD of in India at the time. Literally.
It had just come out on the market at a reasonable price, and to yours truly whose been using ‘em for years (since I was 19, actually) going out and picking one up was no biggie, even with the extra expense.
My Mom showed up, of course, to tell me otherwise.
“IT’s a huge investment! Don’t buy it!” she cautioned.
“Um, why?” I asked.
And there was no reason given than the above, and a few years, later, guess who bought a new dishwasher.
And the most mind boggling part of all this?
Is not the keeping up with the Rahul’s part (I still remember the “you have more money in your bank account than I did at my age!” comment my Dad made at the age of 23 as if I didn’t deserve it, hehe).
It’s the part about when I needed help financially, they were never ever there.
And yet, when we DO NOT need help financially, they’re throwing things at us left right and center despite being politely requested not to do so, and if we say anything?
Crickets, or angry, meaningless baritone yells of “This is how it’s gonna be!”
If there is anything more weird than this, let me know! Or if you guys have family situations like this . . . truly mind boggling.
And fitness wise, same damned thing.
When you GET fit, you’ll have the all those that previously laughed at you jump over to your side and shake your hand, and ask you to participate in their workouts.
Which I never did when it happened to me . . .
When you LOSE that weight, you’ll have the nutzos that told you about “belles hanging down ponderously beyond your nether regions (ok, my Dad didn’t say it that way, but he DID say it despite having a bigger belly on him himself!) . . . “yes, you’re the fittest you’ve ever been!”
And yet, when you needed their help back when you started where were they?
This holds true for life, fitness, or anything, and is a prime example of what Napoelon Hill once famously said about NOT telling the world about your goals.
Tell the world what you’re going to do, but show it first!
And that’s today’s tip. In terms of pushups, if you’ve got a goal to bang out a 100 without stopping – a worthy goal indeed – as many of you DO have – then go for it.
But don’t announce it just as yet - - except to yours truly if you do want to ?.
Get it done first – and watch the world follow you thereafter!
P.S. – Pushup Central is a relatively new course, but judging by the feedback and sales, it looks set to surpass Gorilla Grip as the #1 0 Excuses Fitness bestseller. Grab it right here – https://0excusesfitness.com/pushup-central/
P.S #2 – Oh, and if you’re looking for a community to discuss your fitness goals with – or simply free access to ALL my products and courses for a certain term – then sign up for the 0 Excuses Fitness SHIP right here – https://0excusesfitness.com/groups/0-excuses-ship/
(As a subscriber recently said, I truly AM the real deal, and as I myself say – that free access is definitely worth it, not to mention if just because I’m planning on coming out with a lot more starting July!).
So I was bitching about my second job wayyyyy back in the day after I was laid off from the first.
A job that offered better pay and perks than the first in many ways, and was certainly a step up in many regards, but also a job where (at least I felt) yours truly was being asked to take on a lot more than the pay warranted.
That’s of course something that is no surprise to the employers (most!) that have employed me in the past, hehe.
I’ve made no secret of my “If you want that amount of work - - then you PAY - - and do so FIRST” .
My Dad had a different take on it though.
“You have to do the work first, and do it for years BEFORE you’ll get commensurate pay”, he contended.
Oh, really. I remember thinking. Well, that ain’t happening.
And a quick look through my very storied job past (when I DID work for others) will show the veracity of what I just said.
“You have to show leadership FIRST”, my Dad continued.
Although I disagreed with him at that point, over the past few years, I’ve come to the realization that that above statement is ONE (of VERY FEW INDEED) thing I do agree with him about (we don’t talk, so . . .).
Cindy, the lady that took the 0 Excuses Fitness videos and with whom I recently had a spat about her insistence on my products “should be cheaper” (I don’t think so!) said this about me once when I asked her for help.
She was unable to offer it at that time, but then said this.
“You’ll be fine! You’re a writer, and a fighter . . . “
Vincent, a friend of mine and the U.S. Marine (ex) I have referred to so often (and the person that headlines Gorilla Grip, and rightfully so!) once told me the following.
“You’re a goddamned survivor!” (And that comment rang SO true to me that I was compelled to write a post on it, hehe).
When discussing fighting and other related topics, I made it very clear that HE Had way more knowledge on any of that than I did.
“Man, you should put some products together on your knowledge and sell ‘em”, I remember saying. “I would help you get the writing and marketing part done if you needed it, but you probably don’t!”
He said he didn’t have the confidence to do it (at least back then).
Remember this man has been through countless wars, and is a true survivor in EVERY sense of the word. He’s got physical skills that the average man or gym bro can only DREAM of. And that isn’t me saying it because he is, as I’ve often said, a brother from another mother, but because it is TRUE.
“You know more than you let on”, he once laughingly remarked.
But the RING of truth as he himself once said was there in what he said, and the rest of the above comments too.
The RING OF TRUTH, and doing (and saying) the RIGHT THING . . .
Anyway, all of these people were spot on; in fact MORE THAN they KNOW (or knew at the time of saying it). Quite literally.
The pen is mightier than the sword, they say, don’t they?
Not always, my friend.
While the pen can indeed cut swathes through minds and THINKING (the most important), there comes a time when the SWORD must be wielded, and done so with CANDOR, VALOR and VIGOR.
If the pen was indeed always mightier, India, for one, would never have won its independence under Gandhi, who is often touted to be the father of the nation.
Men like Subhash Chandra Bose, Shahid Bhagat Singh and countless others are the FORGOTTEN heroes that went to BATTLE and actually laid most of the groundwork for what Gandhi did post-their work.
As the world grapples with an obvious crisis, or several in the making, I have this to say.
It isn’t about me or you necessarily (though it IS if you think about it).
It isn’t about my products for sure (hence there will be NO marketing link in this email).
It’s not about business.
IT’s about doing the right thing.
What is right is right, and what is wrong is wrong, my friend. There are no two way around that!
If you were to ask ANY world leader right now (sans perhaps TWO), including Trump, Modi, Pompeo, or any other nation, they’d all tell you one thing.
“Do the right thing”.
Unfortunately we cannot say that (any longer) to a certain rogue nation that has taken advantage (stunningly so) of the world’s kindness and leeway in allowing it years and years years to do the right thing, and it’s done the precise and absolute opposite.
With impunity at that.
It stops now, but this piece is not necessary about confrontation.
It’s about asking YOU, the reader, no matter where you’re at . . . to STAND UP - - be COUNTED - - and to DO THE RIGHT THING.
I don’t need to spell out what that right thing is, I’m sure. If I do, I’m talking to the wrong people.
Back last year in December I pointed out and realized that something that had been brewing for ages was going to come to a head, and my actions leading until Jan 8, 2020 (which I ain’t gonna detail here) PROVE it.
Guess what happened two weeks later.
I wrote about the year 2020 being the year of the SURVIVOR, and was roundly laughed at and lambasted.
What does he know, most people said (not all, but most).
And yet, right now, what is happening?
I’ve said for ages that Sep 2020 is going to be a time of reckoning for the world at large in more ways than one.
People still laugh for whatever reason when they hear this . . .
Laugh all you like, my friend.
But all of this (and to a lot, it might come across as incoherent babble; so be it) wouldn’t be complete without saying something that a friend of mine Charles once told me when we were discussing how (damn near) it’s impossible to TRUST people these days on anything.
“Why can’t people just all get along?”
“Why can’t everyone just do the right thing?”
The first statement was made by him w.r.t something I cannot recall now, but the second was made when I state it was.
And as I close this one off, there is NO better note than to close it off. I know NOT where he stands on the current issues, and he probably won’t tell me either, which is fine.
Do the right thing, my friend. You can never go wrong that way.
P.S. – My heartfelt condolences (along with an entire nation) to the Indian soldiers recently martyred along the border. May God (of whichever hue) be with your souls.
P.S. – Carol, a long time . . . well, I better not go there ended a “relationship” because she wanted to “do the right thing”. She is Chinese. There was probably NOTHING more dear to her at that point than the relationship (in many regards). There are good people everywhere, and then there are the morons that attempt to control the already weak minded . . .
RISE UP, WORLD!
I just saw an interesting comment on one of my recent posts (I believe it was the one about listening to your body) on my WeChat account (which is slow as molasses for whatever reason these days, and being I rarely use social media unless I have to, I hardly check) . . .
It was in Chinese, and the lady that commented said the following
“The harder you work, the luckier you get!”
Considering this was posted in response to a picture of me doing pushups (one of the exercises in Pushup Central) and a toughie at that, you’d probably think what she said applied to working out, and youd be right, but it applies more to life – an overall perspective as it were.
And the REAL import of it was “Persistence pays off in spades”.
In Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich, he mentions that we see the scores of people that are aiming at something give up after “the obstacle they just couldn’t surmount – or so they thought” – go down – never to rise again.
But he also writes of those that DON’T give up, and “keep on fighting against seemingly insurmountable odds”.
A one man army as it were against the world.
“Do we see the silent but IRRESTIBLE power which ultimately come to these men’s aids when they keep fighting on against all odds, LONG AFTER the war has been lost?”
The above is not verbatim, but is close enough though.
And this power, my friend is the POWER OF PERSISTENCE, which Hill clearly and rightly goes on to claim is the main different between men like Edison and Ford and the average quitter.
Most people are ready to jump ship at the FIRST SIGN of trouble. Or any obstacle.
And to these people, Nature CLOSES the doors of true success. The guardian of success whose job it is to test men through one heartbreak after the other, one tough situation after the other, one seemingly UNSOLVABLE problem after the other finally flings the doors wide open when he has determined that YOU, the SEEKER of whatever goal it is you are pursuing has PROVEN that you can take enough!
And then you get rewarded in spades and then some.
I can relate.
A few years ago, and not so long ago, I was facing a tough situation at home. Financially as well due to business strife.
My own family was unsupportive (which isn’t a revelation by any means, but they were jacking up the pressure by margins daily – so they thought at least and so it seemed outwardly), and one fine night matters came to a head, and I was FORCED to agree to an ultimatum of sorts.
The specifics of the situation do not matter here, but I acted PURELY ON GUT feeling when I gave them a date.
And once I did, it was like all obstacles magically melted away, even though I had less then $0 to my name at that point.
Later on that night, out of the blue, a friend who I had NEVER expected (although he was a very good friend) to help me out offered to help out with some cash I sorely needed at that point.
That ballast wasn’t the final solution though and I went through another very tough phase until . . . BOOM.
Suddenly, I found a way to get the cash I neeed. It had been there all along, and I had not noticed it, but ONE idea caused it to flow into my account, and how!
And life dramatically changed for me after that.
Earlier on that year, I was in a similar situation business wise. I did NOT have enough money to keep the fires burning at home, let alone finance my biz – yes, this was a while back, but not so long ago!
And guess what; despite all this, I kept going.
Kept getting in workout after workout. Kept doing my thang regardless.
One fine evening during a 50 pull-up workout in the park, I felt “oddly at ease”.
It will come! An inner voice assured me (I needed money to keep the biz going).
MY INNER SELF HAD AWAKENED!
And I completed the workout at ease, feeling oddly relaxed knowing something good would happen.
Later that night, I made a sale -the first of MANY over the next few months, and things went back to normal (somewhat as this was before the other incident I mentioned).
Key takeaway from all this?
Is that persistence is what truly wins all battles, my friend.
I don’t care if your Ford trying to build the 8 cylinder engine, Edison with his lightbulb, or if it’s YOU trying to get in the best shape of your life – it is PERSISTENCE that will ultimately cause the gates of success to be thrown wide open to YOU – if you can prove that you can take the hardship before that!
And that’s how it works, my friends.
Life’s winners aren’t lucky. We MAKE our own luck.
The spoils don’t just get distributed randomly.
It takes a select few to get ‘em – and if you’re one of them – you know what I BE talking about.
And so it goes, my friend. More on this later!
P.S. 0 Excuses Fitness and Pull-ups – From DUD to STUD within the space of a few WEEKS have motivational workout stories like this to share with you. Be sure to pick ‘em up today!
All my life there has been one outstanding bone of contention between my family and myself – and indeed my friends as well ( a ot of them).
That being, accepting “what is”.
Case in point being a shitty school system that apparently contains my daughter’s holiday HW login and that apparently doesn’t have a “reset” password link anywhere on it.
My wife asked me yesterday morning if I could open my Whatsapp to check if I had the password.
“No I don’t”, I replied. “You never sent it to me. No problem though; send it over, and we’ll see what we can do” . . .
Apparently the issue is that the homework can (for whatever reason) not be downloaded (and can just be printed).
Which is insane in this day and age, of course .. .
And truth be told, if you can print, you can download – if you know, but of course, my wife wasn’t in a mood to listen to that.
“I don’t use Whatsapp for the most part”, I replied. “I don’t want to open it. It slows down my phone, and too many idiots and morons with nothing better to do are constantly sending barrages of messages all day long on it. I’ve had it, and I almost uninstalled the damned thing a while back”.
And it’s true. Due to the lockdown where my wife and daughter are, the schools are still all shut (which is pretty much the new global normal for the sheeple now, of course!) and so they’re doing their own version of shitty online teaching (and in my daughters case, apparently cooking classes and national “patriotism” infused nonensical song classes at the age of 6 no less).
Hey, I get it. Online teaching doesn’t work, period. It’s been tried, and it’s failed, and I’ve said this long before it was tried anyway. Some things just lend themselves better to in person!
Anyway, this led to a massive argument and fight over me saying “what a crappy system, and why they don’t improve it” (apparently my wife didn’t want to check her own Whatsapp, or her Whatsapp as she said “mysteriously disappeared” – wtf again?) and my wife making a face saying “that’s just how it is!”
And this aint just my wife. There are several aspects of life in India which to me make NO sense in this day and age.
For instance, you don’t have the ability to throw your own trash outdoors. Some guy shows up *(whenhe feels like it) to collect the trash, and when he’s sick, or not there, guess what.
Trash sits there, piling up like the proverbial “mound of Jehovah” (sorry, that’s an expression I’ve been using since my college days every time I come across something utterly ridiculous) and woe betide anyone that DARES to say “dumpster”.
People angrily yell back saying “this is how it is!”
Ummmm … but why can’t we CHANGE it?
Why do we have to always accept shit for what it is?
That’s probably one reason I never could stomach living in India for lengthy periods of time. China has it’s faults for sure, and I’ve made no bones about that, but BASIC hygiene and sanitation (while NOT ideal there) are still miles ahead of India, and at least when you bring up problems there (at least ones such as this) people listen.
Unless we’re talking the COVID, of course . . . and uh, I best not go there. How dare I, eh.
“That’s how it is”, I can just hear a Chinese person tell me angrily!
Well, I’m here to tell you this my friend.
That is NOT how it is.
And that ain’t how it’s “supposed to be”.
Its about your THINKING.
If you think, then you are (as you think, then you are was the original saying).
And so it is.
If Henry Ford had accepted that “you can’t ever build a motor car”, then we wouldn’t have it today.
Neither would we have the wireless, telephone, airplane, dumbphone, and all these other things we take for granted (and the idea of a garbage dumpster too at that).
Shooting the messenger doesn’t work, my friend. You might THINK it does, but all it does is cover and excaberate underlying conditions that YOU need to fix as opposed to go on lengthy rants about the other person pointing it out.
Fitnesswise, the same doggone thing applies.
It ain’t how it is, my friend. You do NOT have to be doomed to a life of being fat and feeling unhealthy, and SCARED every time you step out of the damn house.
You do NOT have to worry about getting fat with no gyms (or hills) around.
Where there is a will, there is ALWAYS a way.
But that way can only be shown to you once you STOP accepting the “that’s how it is and will remain “ dogma that is being shoved down your throats (funnily enough those shoving it down your throats DID NOT accept things for as they were themselves!).
Last, but not least, there are SOME things yes where “that’s just how it is”. Learning a new language and it’s nuances is one for instance (for example, there is no “why” when you say “Ni Hao” which translates into “You how” in English, and yet means “Hello”).
But note I said some things.
NOT the vast majority of things.
And the sooner you learn this truism, my friend, the better off YOU will be.
P.S. – If you’re with me, and part of the very small and ever thinning minority that REFUSES to accept life for what it is – sets HIGH standards in terms of fitness, life and everything he/she does – then in terms of fitness, I’ve got just the program for you – (and indeed, this sort of thing will help you in LIFE as well if just for the sheer DISCIPLINE and FOCUS it will INFUSE you with) – right here – https://0excusesfitness.com/0excusesfitnessystem/
P.S #2 – They often ask (and rant) about why I don’t stay put in any one place for long. Well, long story to be honest, but here is why – in short – I don’t accept things for “as they are”. If I find a certain nation to be NOT to my liking, I DO something about it. I leave. It’s that simple. And the same thing goes for life, my friend. I’ll wax lyrical about this later, but for now, the point stands . . .
My wife be a TRIPPING. Which isn’t entirely out of the ordinary, but this one really took the cake.
HUGE big time.
Apparently one of the neighbors has been hospitalized for . . . guess what.
You guessed it. The COVID-19.
Well . . . not quite.
Apparently they “suspect” the person has COVID, and off she was, whisked off to the hospital while those she is living with are doing the rounds in their neighborhood about “others not stepping out of their houses”.
Even though this person has NOT been CONFIRMED to have the COVID.
I give up, my friend.
I’ve posted a while ago about how FEAR is the biggest enemy of mankind, and the worst virus ever, and yet, the reaction from my wife (and possibly others too if I care to speak to them) when I said this was to be seen to believed.
A hysterical “just who do you think you are? You sit in your own world”, was my wife’s furious response . . .
My own world?
Yes, to an extent to people it seems I “sit in my own world” as I work online. Of course, when the money comes in from that online work its quietly acknowledged as work, and of course, the minute it’s spent it becomes “my own world” and nothing other than that.
I reiterated the stats etc on this blasted virus.
As well as the fact that it started in mainland China (and YES, it was covered up there) and that YES – despite being right there, I haven’t got the virus.
I don’t know a single person that has it, and friends that know people that have it have ALL reported that the people that have had it have RECOVERED.
And yet, the panic continues. If anything, countries seem to be wanting to get back to full lockdown on a global scale - - India being one prime example, but I’m sure there are others as well.
And what’s next?
Whisking people off to concentration camps because they don’t toe the liberal line? Or any “government espoused line”?
Eroding away of individual liberties even more so than is being done NOW?
Simply getting a case of the sniffles, or what not, and rushing off to the hospital to be admitted because one has COVID-19?
And then when someone points out that the build up of FEAR is steady and insidious and that this FEAR is what is really killing people from the inside out – lambast that person roundly?
What is the world coming to, eh.
I don’t know – but I do know this.
FEAR never helped anyone, my friend.
And if you’re one of the very vast majority out there that is “sitting at home” (curiously enough I’m the one accused of doing that by those doing it on a regular basis themselves) and doing NOTHING at all constructive with your lives other than the latest Netflix re-reuns, soap operas, listening to the B.S. schnews about the virus . . . well, you’d be WAY better served by doing something – and in most cases something PHYSICAL.
Simply yelling at and “threatening to shoot down the messenger” doesn’t work, my friend. It never has.
Cold, hard, LOGIC is often times what needs to be looked at, even though that logic might be painful to acknowledge . . .
Anyway, enough of that.
For more on banishing the fear, negativity, and other insane vibes floating around these days, you need to arm yourself with a good exercise program, my friend.
A DAMN good one, and there is no better than the 0 Excuses Fitness System.
Jump on it right HERE, my friend – https://0excusesfitness.com/0excusesfitnessystem/
P.S. – Rise UP, folks! Get rid of the WORST virus of them all, FEAR . . . ah, but wait. I’m in China. I’ve traveled the world. I’ve . . . ah, but what would I know, eh. ?
Well, so we seem to be finally back online in all regards – fingers crossed!
And as I started talking to a new contact on LinkedIn this morning (well, not entirely new as I’ve chatted with her on occasion before), I was talking about the mess that the current web host created (in short) and my plans to move on to a new server, which seem to be going on in full swing as we talk (type).
The new host should be a far more powerful one than this host in terms of servers, but of course, we will only know once I get the opportunity to test it out fully which I am in the process of doing now . . . once I can get the site migrated over, and once I can get the domains etc done, and . . .
Ah, but that’s enough I.T. gobbleydook for you, hehe.
Yes, my I.T background does help – as Charles a friend of mine once told me when I was tearing my hair out during the web hosting “downtime mess” –
At least you know how to deal with it! I’d have no clue . . .
And while that didn’t necessarily assuage my frayed nerves, he was spot on.
Sometimes it DOES – PAY – to be a Jack of all traders, quite literally. Hehe.
Not in terms of exercise though – and yes, in terms of exercise too! Haha. IF that sounds like a mind bender, THIS article here probably will explain more.
That’s straight out of 0 Excuses Fitness by the way – a 300 page MUST grab for any of you interested in REAL fitness routines that just flat out WORK.
And in terms of my convo on LinkedIn, the lady I was chatting to sent me a good luck message along with
“You seem pretty full on!”
Full on. I liked that comment for sure!
This lady is part of a nice little copywriting “clique” (in a good way, of course) that I often enjoy reading. I don’t participate a lot in social media discussions etc for obvious reasons, but I DO enjoy reading what these guys have to say, as I’ve been there and done most of it at a certain stage or the other!
Full on indeed. This website. 0 Excuses Fitness. My copy writing projects for other clients that pay WELL . . .
And of course, my OTHER writing which is a lot more than what I’ve done for the fitness biz.
Certainly full on, and that’s how I like it!
And enough of this – I’ll update more on server moves etc LATER once it’s all DONE.
For now, run over to this here page and get your hands on the best damned fitness system ever my friend. Home based workouts that don’t take forever. Workouts that build MUSCLE and burn FAT – plenty of it – and give you extreme flexibility too (nah, not in that way – get yer mind out of the gutter if it’s there, hehe ?).
And so it goes!
P.S. – Have you checked out Advanced Hill Training? It’s one of the courses that sell like HOTCAKES day in and day out at 0 Excuses Fitness HQ, and rightfully so. Go right HERE and check it out, my friend.
As I grapple with an increasingly annoying web host who is seemingly doing all they can to (try and) RUIN the 0 Excuses Fitness biz (there’s a reason I use the term “ruin”, and I’ll elaborate on why beneath) – I’d like to talk about something else.
I don’t know if it’s a trend these days or what, but every time I bring up a problem with regard to anything – I’m given the standard stock response of “Sorry for the inconvenience” (I can almost see their grubby little fingers typing that response out as I type!) – and then after that this little gem!
No-one ever has any problems with us! It’s just you!
And lest you think it is just this web host, think again,
Think SEVERAL times.
I’ve been through a lot of web hosts, good and bad – and the ones for the fitness biz have always started out as great, and then (after they had my business) became the exact opposite and worse.
But I must admit THESE guys (and I won’t name and shame them for now here – but I’ve done so elsewhere) – take “poor service” to giddy limits.
Some guy at their customer service center coolly re-directed the domain to a competitor website – amazingly enough (or not!) with NO prior authorization from my end.
That’s right. They didn’t even bother asking!
Like a schoolboy doing all he can to “get the issue resolved as quickly as possible before the customer finds out”.
Before that, they renamed a few files on the 0 Excuses Fitness website to “Hello World”, and got back to me claiming the issue was fixed.
When I raise tickets, try and talk to them – the works – you guessed it – crickets.
I just wrote a lengthy two page post on this so won’t get into it again, but here’s the point I’m trying to bring up.
MANY companies are like this. It seems to be a “shame the customer” technique that may work for idiots, but it don’t work for anyone that has half a brain.
In China, my internet service provider often tells me the same thing when I complain about spotty internet at times.
“It’s just you! No-one else has complained!”
And yet when the dude who fixes it comes to my house to repair the connection, his phone is ringing off the hook with dozens of customers complaining about – you got it – the same damned issue.
And my Chinese internet service provider is not nearly, nowhere NEARLY as bad as these web hosts I’ve got now.
Anyway, end of rant there – and I’m not sure when the 0 Excuses Fitness site will be back.
We might just have to move hosts – YET AGAIN. Last major move was in 2014, and it looks like 6 years down the line, another one is in store.
No big deal. Happens. Hehe.
But the point is this, my friend, and it holds true for fitness too – it ain’t just you.
There are tons of people trying to get in shape – just like you.
There are tons of people dealing with the nonsense spouted by the so called gurus and experts on fitness that are getting nowhere quick – just like you!
And there are tons of people that don’t know how to engage in routines like the ones I wrote about yesterday on this here site . . .
It ain’t just you, and that is why I created the members only forum on 0 Excuses Fitness. Go right HERE to become a member (once the damn site is back up again that is).
And on that note, it’s off to deal with the increasingly recalcitrant web host . . .
P.S. – Contact me directly in case you’re on the outlook for products etc, and I’ll have to process the orders manually in that case. No problem though – go for it – I’ll be happy to serve ya that way too! ?
Amidst the rising animosity between the US and China (and no, I’m not going to use the term “superpower” for the latter half of that equation, hehe) – something came to mind.
Something that everyone knows, and precious few people actually SAY it – mostly because they’re too SCARED of censure – or worse.
Something China related. Though I love the country for the good things it has, I have to be fair and call a spade a spade, and that’s exactly what I’m going to do today. If that ain’t your cup of tea, go elsewhere, but this needs to be said, and I’m damn well going to say it.
Every time the U.S. or any other country makes a mistake – or does something right, or does anything, for that matter, we have dozens of people yelling up and down to support either side of the “Argument” or what was done right – or wrong.
And that’s great. Such as it should be in a democracy.
But yet, when the topic comes around to CHINA, and when (for example) I as a foreigner say or post something about China that doesn’t fit in with the “bleating sheep” mentality that the Chinese have instilled in their own populace and that the current crop of expats there seem to have happily picked up – what happens?
The exact opposite of what you might expect.
Apparently its “kosher” to say anything – either positive or derogatory about ANY country – but when it comes to China, somehow we need to treat the rogue nation with kid gloves?
Let’s get this straight folks, the current mess all over the world was created by ONE country, and we all know deep down inside regardless of our political affiliations WHO created it (and if you don’t then you fit the “bozo” category to be honest).
And as Donald Trump has been saying all along (actually, people with any sense were saying it long before he did) – China has been systematically looting, copying and pillaging the world’s resources – physical, digital and otherwise in order to make gains for itself, and no-one else.
Take the current border stand off with india.
The Chinese go apeshit when the Indians build roads inside THEIR OWN territory and amass troops and make silly, bellicose claims of “humiliating India again” (newsflash – there were REASONS for the 1962 defeat of India, and it ain’t what most people think i.e. the PRC didn’t necessarily have military superiority even back THEN).
Same thing with Vietnam and their water. Or the disputed islands near the Phillipines, and ditto for Tibet, Hong Kong, Xinjiang and all the other regions they’ve forcibly or otherwise crept into.
And it’d be one thing if they did it for the common good. It’s a fact, for example, that people shy away from – is that when the U.S and West in general does well, the rest of the CIVILIZED world does well.
NOT so for the People’s Republic, my friend. Not so at all.
And the most irritating part is that when someone says something about it, the Chinese as a whole, and indeed the foreign parrots there (stooges it seems to me, some of them, the way they denigrate their OWN nations that are HELPING then and blindly tom tom the Chinese) rise “up” (I use quotes for a reason).
“How dare you say anything against China”
And funnily enough, this isn’t just Chinese people we’re referring to here.
Hey, by all means say what you like about my country or any other. Have your own thoughts and opinions, and what not.
But if you throw a hissy when the other person responds in kind – then there is ONE term for that- hypocrite – with a capital H.
OK, enough of that.
But it applies to fitness as well if you think about it.
The gym bros, for instance, see fit to strut up and down tom tomming their show muscles all day long “for the girls” (that don’t really care, hehe) and that’s fine.
But when you do the same, and go to a gym, for instance, and sieze a vacant spot and start doing your pushups, for instance, what happens?
You’ll have everyone and their Mama coming up to you offering you advice – mostly all unsolicited as I’ve written about before.
And God Forbid you talk about their gym. Their holy grail as it were (much like the PRC seems to be for most of the expats still there).
And that’s today’s rant, my friend.
Might not be a “pretty” thing to say, but it’s TRUE.
Anyway, here is where you can go to grab the best damned fitness system on the planet - - The 0 Excuses Fitness System.
Jump aboard now – and let me know how you do. I’ll share your story with the world!
(I was going to send out another communication unrelated to what is beneath – but after seeing the madness going on, I felt compelled to write and send THIS).
I’ve always been a brutally outspoken guy, and have never made any apologies about BEING THAT way.
I’ve said it like it is – both to people in person and online, and the vast majority of folks out there probably (as my buddy Michael once told me, hehe) “hate my guts” for doing so.
And yet, the fact is this – there ARE people out there who YES, even in today’s politically correct sissified world believe in SAYING IT LIKE IT IS, and then some.
And so it should be, as it reduces the chances of confrontation later, and as I deal with a personal situation at home with my spouse that is getting increasingly ugly by the day, this point really hits home (as well as what I said about them “balances coming due” as Emerson said . . . and about 2020 truly being the YEAR of the survivor).
I was roundly mocked for making those comments by a certain section of people out there, but I hear crickets chirping very loudly now . . .
Anyway, what happened to George Floyd is just plain wrong . . . but here is a counter point, my friend.
All too often, the cops are roundly blamed with doing their job – a tough job as it were, and WHY certain things happen in the heat of the moment are either not looked at, or glossed over.
For instance, the surveillance videos do not appear to show the black man (can I even use that term? Hehe – it seems everything is so racially charged these day) resisting arrest, there are also several points in the video where his interactions are NOT shown.
At least, that seems to be the case from what I can tell. If I’m wrong, someone please correct me.
As many know, I went to school wayyyy back in the day in Hattiesburg, MS – and Petal is a city quite close to that.
The Petal Mayor has come out and said
“if he can say he can breathe, then he was breathing”.
A most idiotic statement ever, and I’m not sure if the man is doing his own version of “stirring the pot” (and if that IS the case, it is reprehensible to say the least) - - but he later defended his words by saying he didn’t mean what he said literally . . . and, well, what I said above.
Well, if he didn’t mean to say that – why did he?
The UNJUST death of anyone, black, white or whichever race you look at is a travesty, my friend.
And I’m fully in SUPPORT of a very through investigation into the matter, and taking ACTION against the guilty COP regardless of his COLOR.
But here’s the point.
The cop may be wrong. Agreed (or he may be exonerated later, I don’t know).
Do we simply stoop down to hooliganism and LOOTING on a grand scale to protest something like this??
Does burning down police stations and Target stores in any way bring the man back – or even honor his memory??
Donald Trump was RIGHT when he said “if there’ll be looting, we’ll start the shooting” – because INNOCENT lives and livelihoods are being destroyed in the process.
Anyway, point being, you may ask?
Well, that these sort of hidden animosities, be they racial, or community, or between PEOPLE themselves often fester beneath the surface and it takes nary but a spark to set the FLAMES off (and no, I ain’t saying the man’s death should be glossed over, and if the cop was wrong, then he was WRONG!).
Thing is though ,cops are usually under immense pressure, and . . . people think what they do for a reason, and ah, but I’m not going to open that Pandora’s box my friend.
All I’ll say is this – honest communication without any sort of bullying or strings attached (and acceptance of whoever is WRONG) is what is needed to move past any sort of disagreement on any sort of scale.
And if brutal honesty ain’t the way to go here, I don’t see what is.
The above may come across as meaningless to most reading, but it really isn’t, if you think about it.
Anyway, in typically brutally honest style – here is the BEST Damned fitness system on the planet (and yes, it gets RESULTS) – https://0excusesfitness.com/0excusesfitnessystem/
Go right here, and engage in a workout or two to rid yourself of all the negativity around you, my friend.
It sure IS worth it.
As I wake up this afternoon (my usual time of 1130 AM, hehe) I got an email saying that the first ten pages of a book I’ve been getting translated are ready.
And as I checked, the work was impeccable, and I “approved” the translation.
But something stood out. For some reason, I couldn’t figure out what the translated name of the book was.
And in Portugese, a language I don’t know a word of, it translates over to the following - - “Em forma com ZERO desculpas”.
And as I checked online using a translation tool I’ve got on my comptuer, it translates rougly into “Fitness with no apologies”. Or something like that.
No apologies fitness, as it were, and while that wouldn’t be the English name I’d give it, hey, if that is what it translates into in the local language, then guess what name I will give it.
It’s funny how translation works between languages, epsecially Asian and other languages (but apparently Spanish and Portugese too).
For instance, “How are you” in English translates to “Ni hao” in Chinese (which if you were to literally translate over to English, would read “You good”).
And when you think about it it makes sense in a strange sort of way.
After all, you wouldn’t want the guy or gal in front of you to be doing “bad”, would you?
So you say he’s doing good anyway, hehe. Sort of like a “dictat” which says you better be good, or else . . .
Anyway, this brings me to my central point – that being how lucky I am to have created a business that truly SPANS THE GLOBE, and is GROWING as I type this.
My subscriber base is growing. I’m getting my books translated into different languages. My coaching programs are going GANGBUSTERS.
And so forth . . .
And as I expand the base of people that I help through my produts and coaching, one thing comes to mind, or it did last night at least.
What if I knew all this before?
What could I have done if I started all this WAY back in the day – in 2004 (which I could have, if someone had told me HOW TO!) for that matter?
Or even back in 2007 when I had a site, which I (inexplicably) gave up . . . including the content on it (it wasn’t much, but still, it was a START!).
And so forth.
If I had stuck to it back then – and knew what I do NOW – I’d have saved myself a lot of headaches in the interim in terms of knowing what I was truly cut out to do.
Napoleon Hill said it best in “Outwitting the Devil” when he spoke of leaving various jobs and businesses that he started from scratch; seemingly for “no reason”.
Jobs that he was getting paid well at.
Jobs that netted him good money.
Businesss that as his friends and family told him “he was crazy to give up”.
And while the logical side of him agreed with this, the emotional side did not.
And as I’ve written about before, I have experienced the exact same thing MYSELF in this regard.
It’s a matter of finding out “what makes us truly happy and what we were cut out to do”, my friend.
Or, “our mission in life” as it were (if I were to put in a slightly more esoteric manner).
And until you find that mission and nail it, you’ll always be struggling to come “full circle” as it were.
Anyway, the English books are all sold on my own site and elsewhere, but the Spanish and Portugese (and others, as I find new markets) translations will not be – primarily due to copyright issues and also to ensure that the translators etc get paid per sale.
And I’ll let you know the link for this one as soon as I have it, hehe. I’ve already got the Spanish version out online, so if you hombres out there are reading this, holla and I’ll send over the link!
And that’s that for now. Truly a global business with NO borders and it’s the way I’ve always wanted it!
P.S. – Here is where you can pick up the English versions of our products -https://0excusesfitness.com/products/
So this morning (afternoon), actually I woke up to a message from a friend with this.
And nothing else . . .
A few days ago, I got this message on my WeChat (the above was on my WhatsApp).
“Rahul Rahul. Do you have a few minutes?”
And then . . . CRICKETS.
NOTHING at all after that.
If there is something that I ‘hate’ (actually I hardly use the term so I should say “is a pet peeve of mine”) it is THIS sort of “phishing” communication.
And most of the time, if not ALL the time, the person is looking for one of two things.
Freebies. Could be free advice. Free “try your product before I buy) (sorry, but as I’ve stated multiple times in the past, there are NO free trials for either Rahul Mookerjee or 0 Excuses Fitness products). Or free something.
Or, “unloading their negative energy on you”.
I have written about this a lot on the old site HERE and also a lengthy piece on Medium, but given THIS site’s move towards more “life oriented” topics and the other site more towards fitness (but we’ll see – I write about what I like as I like where I like, hehe and can’t nobody stop me – as ole Stone Cold once famously said!) I figured I’d write about it here too.
MOST of the time it’s people that want to suck up your energy on long, meaningless phone calls with rants that make no sense.
In other words, they want to find a “complaint box” and given the polarized world that this is turning into, the fact is most people have nobody to really talk to about THEIR own things.
And when they see someone that is writing on the Internet, an outwardly friendly person that HELPS others, guess what happens.
The energy leeches show up. The energy DRAINS show up. As do the freebie seekers, and energy suckers, and if you don’t watch out my friend YOU TOO will become one of this herd and lose the positive vibes that KEEP these people coming to you.
I’ve written about a person before that wanted free training from me, and who said my exercise poses looked “gay”.
And it is precisely this sort of person I try and avoid. In the beginning I’d dignify their comments by responding (at least initially) before I realized playing the nice guy wasn’t going to get me anywhere.
This also ties more into what I keep saying about NOT offering free products.
These people that take the free products and advice will NEVER EVER value it enough to actually use it, and down the road, they will turn around and bash you for being a “so called fitness guru” or whatever it is they want to say when the FACT is that they never actually got down to brass tacks and DID the thing.
And I wrote about that on the other blog the other day . . . so for those interested, head over to the 0 Excuses Fitness site and check it out.
And while there ain’t nothing with a good rant every once in a while and being the shoulder that others can cry upon, what happens when YOU NEED the SAME?
I cannot tell you the number of times I’ve tried to talk about my OWN stuff, and the person in front of me could care less about what I’m saying - - but is MORE than happy to rant on about (if we’re talking expats in China which to be honest are the category that keep contacting me the most for obvious reasons) their own life, and how everything sucks for them, and how they’re doing precisely jack squat to change it all.
Like the person that was jumping up and down about his thoughts on “red China”. Sent me a bazillion damned messages daily. And so forth.
All the while while LIVING in China.
Like dude, get a life. CHANGE your country of residence (and believe me, he had the cash to do it) if hate your current one that much.
Stop being a hypocrite – and feeding off others energy and dragging them down (or trying to) to YOUR level.
I’ll write more about this later, but for now, the point is this – if you feel “negative energy” come on as soon as you see a certain conversation – or communication or feel that it’s “useless to try and talk to this person because he just flat out ignores what you say” (or gets away with, or tries to, as a person recently told me “I read everything, but I don’t reply!” rubbish) then just don’t TAKE that conversation any further.
Yeah. Right. Reads everything but doesn’t respond, because a lot of it paint him out to be a a hypocrite . . .
Anyway, enough of this. Point is, cut negative energy and energy drains out of your life as soon as possible my friend. You’ll be all the better off for it!
And that’s that for now. Back soon.
P.S. – and yes, these naysayers are just as active when it comes to FITNESS as well. Remember the case of the guy who showed up at the park one day demanding to know why I was doing pull-ups, and not “working my mind”. Uggggghhhhh.
P.S #2 – By the way, our courses on pull-up have been going GANGBUSTERS. From the initial “Pull-ups from DUD to STUD within a matter of WEEKS” (by itself immensely popular) to an ADVANCED course on pull-ups – and more . . . be sure and check it out!
P.P.S – Be sure also to check out the 0 Excuses Fitness System right here - - truly the nigh on MOST comprehensive HOME fitness system you’ll EVER need!
P.P.S #2 – If someone’s actually looking to do business, chances are they’ll SAY what it is they want and not just “Hi Rahul”. Bear that in mind as you go about your dealings with others, my friend. And it’s true – nigh on EVERY time someone’s actually wanted to do actual biz, they’ve SAID it. It’s the “Hi . . . “ and then crickets sort you want to AVOID like the bubonic plague. Trust me. Ain’t worth it by a long shot!